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Sales of new energy vehicles surpass 1m globally

Aug 19. 2019
Tesla’s Model X  (Photo: China Daily)
Tesla’s Model X (Photo: China Daily)
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By CHINA DAILY
ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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The global sales volume of new energy vehicles reached 1.12 million in the first half of 2019, up 47.4 per cent year-on-year, according to EVSales, a US website that tracks sales of new energy vehicles.

According to the website, Tesla took the first spot with sales volume of 160,000, accounting for 14 per cent of the total global volume. Chinese carmakers BYD, BJEV and SAIC ranked the second, third and fourth, respectively, with total sale volume of 270,000, accounting for one-quarter of global volume in the first half of 2019. The Geely Automobile Group took the seventh rank with sales volume of 47,000 and the JAC Motors ranked 10 with sales volume of 32,000.

With respect to specific models, Tesla’s Model 3 sold 127,000 in the first half of the year, comfortably taking first place, followed by BJEV’s EU series with sales volume of 50,000 and BYD’s Yuan, 43,400.

According to the statistics, sales of new energy vehicles grabbed 2.4 per cent of the total auto sales around the world, rising by 0.8 per cent year-on-year. Analysts say the sales of new energy cars still have room to grow against the background of a declining automobile market.

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